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There are more questions than answers in the aftermath of a shooting on Richmond Highway in November. That's when a Fairfax County Police officer shot and killed an unarmed man. The prosecutor declined to bring charges. Yet in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Fairfax County Police Department denied access to reports, video and even the name of the officer involved. Don't expect it anytime soon. The law allows police agencies in Virginia to withhold this kind of information for as long as they want.

Michael Pope reports.

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